SO what has IE6 been up to in 2011? As Mason predicted, sadly it is still here and probably will be for a while yet. But the good news is that Microsoft has recognised the browser needs to be killed off. The internet explorer countdown www.ie6countdown.com monitors IE6 usage across the world with the aim of getting the figure below 1%. Figures from the site show that 2011 saw a drop from around 12% to 8%. Who are the biggest culprits? The Peoples Republic of China; the country has IE6 usage of around 27%.
What has come as more of a surprise is Chrome's rise and Firefox’s slow decline in the worldwide browser market. Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time in November 2011 and Internet Explorer even saw a very slight upturn.